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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By axivanax
I would recommend cramars steps. Use kits until...

I would recommend cramars steps.
Use kits until you will get the basics down good!For example I didn't know about off flavors and right brewing temperatures until my 3'rd kit brew.After the basics...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By axivanax
Yeah, most low ABV'ed homebrews will lose their...

Yeah, most low ABV'ed homebrews will lose their crispiness and hop profile over time, no worries, just drink up : D!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By axivanax
Thanks for clarifying guys. To freisste; yeah...

Thanks for clarifying guys.
To freisste; yeah I'll probably add some more dextrose.
To uniodr : I don't know what speciality grains would work with this coopers lagers batch other than carapils.A...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By axivanax
Coopers Lager + speciality grains

So I have thought experimenting with speciality grains so a few questions:
For a batch of 21l(5.5gal), how many speciality grains should I use, eg carapils for example?

Inital recipe:
Coopers...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By axivanax
Start experimenting with kits.. Ideas: ...

Start experimenting with kits..
Ideas:
different sugars
LME's DME's
hops
partial mashing
different yeasts
etc etc.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By axivanax
If you'll wait patiently for about 2 weeks after...

If you'll wait patiently for about 2 weeks after bottling it should carbonate fine, haven't had any issues myself so far when cold crashing.
But if you are worried you can add a little bit of yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By axivanax
Another way of cooling the fermenters are...

Another way of cooling the fermenters are wrapping wet clothes around them and using a fan to blow some cool air on it, works perfectly.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By axivanax
You'll be probably fine, maybe you'll grow some...

You'll be probably fine, maybe you'll grow some wings after drinking it, but the batch seems normal to me.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By axivanax
Don't want to irritate the beer gods, so I...

Don't want to irritate the beer gods, so I haven't dumped any batches so far.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By axivanax
I've always wondered, if you add the sugar and...

I've always wondered, if you add the sugar and stir the beer, the wort will be hazy again..so I still add sugar directly to the bottles.
Forum: Brewing Software 02-05-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By axivanax
Gotta love the programming work, but I think a...

Gotta love the programming work, but I think a regular person would have easier time using excel etc.But nevertheless, If anyone has time they should try it.
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Overall code is pretty clean, some...
Forum: Brewing Software 02-05-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By axivanax
Beerbump.

Beerbump.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By axivanax
You should also sanitize the vanilla beans...

You should also sanitize the vanilla beans somehow(let them sit in vodka for some time?), because I think they can contain some bacteria if you want to throw them in to the secondary.
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I would...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-27-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,815
Posted By axivanax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AHq78O7BX0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AHq78O7BX0
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By axivanax
I'm still young at homebrewing, but it still has...

I'm still young at homebrewing, but it still has changed the perspective how hard is to make a good beer.Though some ales that I've brewed, I think, are better than some macrobrewers lagers,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-16-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By axivanax
The yeasts are part of rebel alliance and...

The yeasts are part of rebel alliance and traitors, take them away!

You will be probably fine so don't worry : )
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By axivanax
Yep you're fine, ferment the beer for...

Yep you're fine, ferment the beer for approximately 2 weeks if you don't have a hydrometer to check when the fermentation is done and then bottle it.I've done like 7 beers now without secondary...
Forum: Brewing Software 01-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By axivanax
# Beer logger/diary v1.0 ! #

Hello guys,
I recently made a program, where you could log your brewing process.
This software isn't like beersmith or others, where u can calculate mash temperatures and stuff, it's just an easy...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,534
Posted By axivanax
Now this is skill/entertainment :D : ...

Now this is skill/entertainment :D :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8-ANT1TNU0
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By axivanax
Maybe u should add different quantities to the...

Maybe u should add different quantities to the bottles, so u could figure out just the right amount for next batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By axivanax
Thanks for the answers. I took a gravity...

Thanks for the answers.
I took a gravity reading today and also tasted the brew, quite nice actually, seems it will turn out fine : )
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By axivanax
Yeah the beer tasted like an hop tea :P How...

Yeah the beer tasted like an hop tea :P
How did I mix it? I just added it to the fermenter.
Why didnt I add the hops to the wort?Basically boiling hops in another pot containing some of the kit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By axivanax
Hop tea went wrong?

I just made 22l of Coopers Australian Lager, with a hop tea(Boiled 20g of Cascade for 10 mins).After adding it to the beer it tasted rather tea-like.Did the extract came out too strong, i.e I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By axivanax
Yea could be hop haze.. Nothing to worry about,...

Yea could be hop haze..
Nothing to worry about, just let it sit in the fridge and it should clear eventually.
And if the beer tastes good, who cares about the clearness :d, bottoms up!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By axivanax
Well if you want carbonated, sweet cider, the...

Well if you want carbonated, sweet cider, the only way to do this properly in my opinion, is like you mentioned above, pasteurise it before it ferments dry and then keg it.

But maybe u can use...
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